Software Projects

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Software Projects
IndustryVideo games
Founded1983
FounderMatthew Smith, Alan Maton[1]
Defunct1988
HeadquartersBear Brand Complex, Allerton Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 7SF
Key people
Matthew Smith, Alan Maton Colin Roach
ProductsComputer games

Software Projects was the name of a computer game development company which was started by Manic Miner developer Matthew Smith, Alan Maton and Colin Roach. After leaving Bug-Byte as a freelance developer, Smith was able to take the rights to his recently developed Manic Miner game with him, due to an oversight in his freelance contract.[1] Software Projects was then able to market and publish the ZX Spectrum hit game separately from Bug-Byte. Their logo was a Penrose triangle.

Released Games[edit]

In 1984 and 1985 they released a number of budget titles at £2.99 on the Software Supersavers label.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Graham Taylor (April 1984). "And pigs will fly... Graham Taylor talks to Matthew Smith and Alan Maton of Software Projects". Popular Computing Weekly.
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  14. ^ https://worldofspectrum.org//pub/sinclair/games-inlays/l/LodeRunner.jpg[bare URL image file]
  15. ^ "Nutcraka".
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  18. ^ "Tribble Trubble | Retro Gamer".
  19. ^ "More at less". ZX Computing. Argus Specialist Publications: 82. February–March 1985.